On Friday night, Simpson believes the changes the Bulldogs have made this season will allow them to stack up well against Twiggs County.
“We’re going to be very comparable to what they do,” he said. “They’re going to run a no-huddle, they’re going to spread it out and try to throw it a little bit, but athletically I feel like we match up; numbers-wise I think we’re going to be fine matching up that way as well.”
Though, GMC Prep struggled with special teams earlier in the season, Simpson admits the team has gotten significantly better in that area and believes the Bulldogs will have an advantage on Friday.
“Special teams-wise, I think we have a little bit of an advantage over them. Our special teams are coming along, you know, we’ve had some hiccups here and there,” Simpson said. “Our kicking game, as far as kickoff coverage and kickoffs, especially since we’ve put Tyler Oats there, has been huge. I feel like if it comes down to a field goal, we’re going to handle it; we’re going to take it.”
With only more day of practice before taking on the Corbas, GMC Prep looks toward Friday night with confidence and poise.
“I feel like as long as we can line up and play like we’re supposed to play and play like we know how to play, and win the turnovers, we’ll be fine,” Simpson said. “Our kids are very positive, our kids are very excited and our kids are focused on the task at hand.”
GMC Prep and Twiggs County are scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m.